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First Star Inc

Putting children first.

http://www.firststar.org Tax ID 31-1719436

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A national public charity, First Star has worked since 1999 for America’s abused and neglected children by strengthening their rights, illuminating systemic failures, igniting necessary reforms, and now pioneering support programs to launch foster children into productive lives and careers through higher education. In 2011, First Star Academies were created to keep youth on track for high school graduation and prepare them for higher education and adulthood.

The First Star Academies are the country’s only long-term college- prep programs for high school foster youth that include both four immersive residential summers on a university campus and monthly sessions during each school year. The First Star Academies keep youth on track for high school graduation and prepare them for higher education and adulthood by providing specialized programming that address the academics, life skills and necessary adult supports unique to students in foster care.

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